IFA Inspects 80 Food Outlets, Issues Fines Worth Rs 0.3 Mln

IFA inspects 80 food outlets, issues fines worth Rs 0.3 mln

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2024) Deputy Director Operations (DDO) of Islamabad Food Authority (IFA), Dr. Tahira Saddique, while sharing a last week report of the authority, stated that the authority inspected 80 food outlets and imposed fines totaling Rs 307,000 on

errant shopkeepers found flouting regulations.

Talking to APP, she said that with an unwavering commitment to quality assurance, the authority's latest report underscored its relentless pursuit of adherence to food safety standards across the Federal Capital.

On the directions of Director Food, Irfan Nawaz Memon, she accompanied by the Food Safety Teams (FSTs) inspected

80 establishments and sealed 17 outlets due to substandard food quality and inadequate arrangements, she said.

Additionally, she said a staggering total of 61 oral warnings were issued, signaling a zero-tolerance approach towards violations. Responding promptly to citizens' concerns, the authority diligently addressed public complaints, ensuring accountability and responsiveness in its operations, Dr Tahira said.

Highlighting its commitment to combating adulteration, Dr Tahira said the IFA disposed of 100 liters of milk, 109 liters of fake cold drinks, 35 kg of defective expired items to upholding stringent quality standards and protecting consumer welfare.

On the occasion, she appealed to the masses to cooperate with the food department in identifying illegal food production units that were operating in small houses to ensure public safety.

Notably, the authority imposed a complete ban on the sale of Chinese salt, and gutka, emphasizing its commitment to upholding stringent standards of food safety and hygiene.

Dr Tahira Saddique reiterated the IFA's dedication to fostering a healthy environment for the citizens of the federal capital.

She emphasized that strict action would be continued against those food outlets that were involved in selling adulterated

or unhygienic food items. The safety of citizens was the topmost priority of the IFA and no negligence would be tolerated

in this regard, she warned.